Technology solutions for traumatic stress recovery. 

Join us for a livestream panel discussion on how tech-based solutions can help individuals who are working to recover from traumatic stress. 

Monday, April 4, 11am Pacific Time.

Join us for a livestream discussion with a panel of experts, on the topic of how technology solutions can be used to help individuals recovering from traumatic stress. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that one in 11 people will be diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their lifetime - how are new digital technologies helping us to understand, diagnose and treat these patients? What does the future hold? What are the opportunities ahead? Join us for this special livestream discussion with a distinguished panel of experts. Register now - if you are not able to attend live, you will be sent a recording of the panel discussion.



Marie Lesaicherre, PhD, MBA
Marie is Founder and CEO of Akesa Health, a new digital application offering mental health digital interventions helping people transform distressing experiences into post-traumatic growth. She has been a global entrepreneurial executive with more than 15 years launching and growing businesses for GE and startups in the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Marie is passionate about leveraging science and technology to empower people to live healthier and happier lives. She holds a PhD in Chemical Biology from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the Columbia Business School. 

MarieCookCountyMarla L. Blanton, MS
Marla is with the Cook County Department of Public Health, the second-largest county in the United States. As a Program Manager and Senior Training Specialist she is tasked with developing cutting-edge programs focused on optimizing health and achieving health equity for staff and residents of Suburban Cook County, while advocating for and assuring the natural environmental and social conditions necessary to advance their physical, mental, and social well-being.

1557359049183Craig A. DeLarge
Craig is a digital healthcare strategist and mental health advocate & educator at The Digital Mental Health Project, where he produces education and research helping to improve the "responsible" adoption of digital technology in behavioral health services & therapies. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees  Philadelphia University (USA) (BSc), and from the University of Westminster (UK) (MBA), respectively. He is also a certified professional coach and published author of The WiseWorking Handbook (2014).

1517532829546Yuval Neria, PhD
Yuval Neria is Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University, Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, and Director of Trauma and PTSD at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). Neria's body of work was deeply influenced by his war experiences. He grew up in Israel, and at the age of 18 joined the Israeli army and subsequently participated in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the 1982 Lebanon war. He was injured in the Yom Kippur War and at the age of 22 was awarded the Medal of Valor, the highest decoration for combat bravery in Israel. He has published a war novel, Fire, based on his experiences in the Yom Kippur 1973 War, and was involved in efforts to improve policies regarding mental health care for returning war veterans and prisoners of wars, with post trauma psychopathology.

1626142825960Michelle Skrzynski, MS
Michelle is with the Cook County Department of Public Health. She is a Contact Tracer who is part of Suburban Cook County’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative created to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and provide vaccines to residents of Suburban Cook County. She holds a Master's Degree and Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech Pathology with over 25 years experience.

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